The Investigation of science teachers' attitudes towards astronomy according to some demographic variables

  • Saadet Deniz Korkmaz Eskişehir Osmangazi University
  • Selda Topal
  • Fatih Çemrek

Abstract

In this study, it is aimed to investigate whether science teachers' attitudes towards astronomy differ according to demographic characteristics by using the “Astronomy Attitude Scale (AAS)” developed by Zeilik et al. (1999) and adapted by Bilici et al. (2012) to Turkish language. In the research, the attitudes of 135 science teachers, who work in any public and private schools in the 2018/2019 academic year, toward astronomy are determined by using the survey method and relational research method. The obtained data is analyzed by the SPSS package software. The results of the research showed that the main factors affecting the attitudes of the teachers towards astronomy receive the astronomy lesson during their undergraduate education and participate in any education or activity related to astronomy during their teaching career.

Published
2020-07-31
How to Cite
KORKMAZ, Saadet Deniz; TOPAL, Selda; ÇEMREK, Fatih. The Investigation of science teachers' attitudes towards astronomy according to some demographic variables. Başkent University Journal of Education, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 2, p. 300-312, july 2020. ISSN 2148-3272. Available at: <http://buje.baskent.edu.tr/index.php/buje/article/view/300>. Date accessed: 11 aug. 2020.
Section
Makaleler / Articles